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2011 Annual Meeting
Shifting Gears: Driving Culture Change
in Highway Safety
Cincinnati, Ohio, September 25 - 28
NHTSA Administrator David Strickland has been invited to address GHSA meeting attendees at the keynote session on Monday morning.
Prior to his appointment as NHTSA Administrator Mr. Strickland served for eight years on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. As the Senior Counsel for the Consumer Protection Subcommittee, he was the lead staff person for the oversight of NHTSA, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He also served as the lead Senate staff person in the formulation of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) reforms and standards included in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. He held a staff leadership role in the 2005 reauthorization of NHTSA in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act -- a Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
His work in advising Commerce Committee members led to the inclusion of several significant vehicle safety mandates, including the electronic stability control mandate for every passenger vehicle. Mr. Strickland advised Congressional members on safety reforms and funding increases for NHTSA's seat-belt and drunk-driving grant programs and earned national recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, who named him Congressional Staffer of the Year in 2004 for his role in making the driving public safer.
Mr. Strickland's hometown is Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, and his B.S. degree in communication studies and political science at Northwestern University.
He and his wife Robin live in Alexandria, Virginia.
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